Assistant Professor of Spanish

Job description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Spanish




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Competitive salary based on education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dept of World Languages and Cultures

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Leif French


Chair of World Languages and Cultures
Professor of Applied Linguistics/French
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Sam Houston State University
1901 University Avenue
Box 2147
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The required teaching load is 6 courses annually and consists of teaching Spanish language courses, as well as related courses in Spanish or English (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate, advanced, and graduate levels. The start date for this position is August 2021.

Teaching responsibilities are both at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston) and online. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The College welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Candidates must have an earned PhD by August 2021 in Spanish language pedagogy, applied linguistics or related field (e.g., second or foreign language pedagogy, languages in contact, bilingualism/multilingualism, Hispanic studies, language-learning technology, etc.) with documented interest and/or expertise in Spanish for professional purposes. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application must have a scheduled defense before August 2021 for their application to be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of and/or experience with foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, Spanish for heritage speakers, and/or Hispanic-serving institutions.

Experience Required for the Position:

Additional Preferences for this position:

Expertise/promise in applying new technologies to teaching language and culture.

Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Special Instructions Summary:

Required Application Materials:

Interested candidates must submit their application documents online. Only application packages complete by the deadline of January 15, 2021 will be considered; each package must include all eight categories:

1)a cover letter clearly addressing research and teaching experience;
2)a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities;
3)a full CV;
4)a copy of graduate transcripts (must include a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish courses);
5)a statement of teaching philosophy;
6)evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports);
7)a statement presenting current and future research in field of specialization (providing a summary of research accomplishments and an agenda for future research in the field of specialization); and
8)three recent letters of recommendation (preferably at least one letter will address candidate’s promise as a teacher).

If you cannot upload your letters of recommendation with your application materials, please indicate how they will be submitted (e.g., Interfolio, direct email, etc.).

All documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time